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2012-01-09 01:16:11
2012-01-09 01:16:11

Get a big hammer and beat the lower ball joint out from the top of the lower control arm then look at the new ball joint make sure they match before you press them in.


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You can't service the lower ball joints by themselves. You must replace the entire lower control arm.

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You can replace just the ball joints on the lower control arms , but the upper ball joints come with a new control arm

If you need to replace the lower ball joints, check your owners manual for instructions. The manual should show you the location and how to complete the repair.

The lower ball joints have to be pressed out. The upper ball joints are part of the control arm, so the complete upper assembly has to be replaced.

first you take it in then pay them to do them for you!!!!!!!!!!

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In the Standard Beetle the ball joints are pressed into the trailing arms. You need a special press tool to replace these. In the Super Beetle the ball joint is part of the lower control arm, you replace the arm when the ball joint is worn out.

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You need to have a "Ball joint press".

You must replace the entire control arm assembly with the ball joint included.

Rather than replacing just the ball joints, replace the whole arm as replacing just the ball will more than likely not work. Use ball joint remover tools to remove and replace.

You can not just change the ball joint , you have to replace the whole lower control arm with ball joint.

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you will probably need a ball joint press and a splitter

more than likely 400$. just do it yourself.

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